Grant B. Gelberg is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, health care enforcement matters, and complex civil litigation. His clients include individuals and corporations facing government investigations and significant business disputes. Mr. Gelberg was recently recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar.
Prior to Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP, Mr. Gelberg was a named partner at Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP. Before that, Mr. Gelberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Frauds section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. In that role, he investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes, including health care fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, and large-scale identity theft. Mr. Gelberg was a member of the health care fraud unit and helped manage the activities of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force in the Central District of California. He regularly worked with civil litigators, state prosecutors, and investigators from other federal agencies in parallel fraud investigations. Mr. Gelberg also served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General and received specialized training in conducting federal criminal investigations.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Gelberg was an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. While there, he regularly litigated in state and federal court, conducted internal corporate investigations, and advised companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and bank secrecy regulations.
Early in his career, Mr. Gelberg served as a judicial law clerk, first for the Honorable Alicemarie Stotler in the Central District of California and then the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gelberg graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a B.A. in political science and graduated summa cum laude.
Mr. Gelberg has served as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Committee on Judicial Appointments, the California State Bar Health Law Committee, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee.
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